London - Dec 2, 2011 - "Redefining Radio" is the name of a London event that will be held for media agencies and advertisers, in conjunction with Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, at the Houses of Parliament on Jan. 12. It will be hosted by Absolute Radio, long a champion of digital radio and, with the BBC, GMG Radio and Global Radio, part of the cross-industry initiative UK Radioplayer that developed an online platform for all UK radio stations.
The event will look at how the Internet is changing radio. Speakers will include Vaizey, Karla Geci of Facebook; Tim Davie, director of audio and music at the BBC; Clive Dickens, chief operating office of Absolute Radio, and the event will close with a final session from comedian, writer and broadcaster, Dave Gorman.
Although the invitation-only breakfast event is primarily for agencies and advertisers, it may be opened to other commercial radio groups if space allows.